The pictures of Akshata Murthy serving tea to journalists and photographers waiting outside her residence have been picked up by Twitter users. The viral photos of Murthy serving tea and biscuit to the journalists and photographers outside their family home in London are from a few days ago. Reportedly, Sunak did not come out of the residence.
Rishi and Akshata have been in news ever since the BoJo resigned. He is being seen as the possible successor, and if so, the first ever ethno-Indian Prime Minster of the British Isles.
“Big thanks to @RishiSunak’s wife who very kindly brought us tea and biscuits outside his house! P.S. It was very good tea,” wrote one Twitter user.
Some others also tweeted out photos and videos. However, not everyone saw the gesture kindly. Some Twitter users claimed that the teacups were from a brand called Emma Lacy and cost £ 38 each.
“Tone deaf!! The price of that mug could feed a family for 2 days!!” a social media user commented in criticism of Rishi Sunak’s move to raise taxes during the pandemic.
Akshata too has had her own share of controversies after it was revealed that she, who is believed to be richer than the Queen, had a non-domicile status and did not pay taxes to the UK government on her income outside Britain. Post-controversy, Akshata, daughter of Infosys founder Narayan Murthy and author Sudha Murthy, issued a statement clarifying that she would not avail of the non-domicile status and would start paying taxes.